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Police Station 40th and Chestnut

Penn Police arrested a man suspected in a series of harassment cases on the morning of April 21, according to a Public Safety Advisory.

The advisory was sent at 6:18 p.m. informing the Penn community of the arrest, which occurred at 9:50 a.m. Penn Police stopped the suspect at 40th and Market Streets after he tried to rob and assault two victims who reported the incident. According to the advisory, the suspect fits the characteristics described in an advisory sent on April 17, warning of a suspect described by three female victims as a 5 feet 7 inches or 5 feet 8 inches tall man in his 30s or 40s. The women each reported being harassed between 38th and 40th Streets near Spruce Street.

The advisory noted that the arrested suspect is also connected to two other assaults mentioned in the original message that occurred outside of the Penn Patrol Zone. Penn Police will continue to work with Philadelphia Police on the case.

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